What I’m reading: May 2017 4

I’m being more intentional with what I read this year. So far, so good. I’m really enjoying making sure I’m reading a variety of books each month. I’ve also found I’m reading more so I can reach my goals. In the past, I would usually just grab a book from my to-read pile or start reading what is available from my hold list on Overdrive. Instead, I am going to choose a fiction, historical, biographical, inspirational and classic to read each month and then after I have read those five, I can read whatever I find that’s available. I will also have book club books to read from a moms group and the online book club on this site. Oh, and there are the advanced copies I receive to review. Lots of reading going on here!

In April, I read the following 10 books (reviews to come soon):

For May, here is my to-read list:


FictionThe Broken Road by Richard Paul Evans

Richard Paul Evans is my favorite author and his first book in a new series comes out in May. I’m excited for the book to come in the mail very soon!

HistoricalTo The Last Man by Jeff Shaara

Shaara books are always a good read for historical fiction. I always learn a lot about history when I read his books.

BiographicalAmazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery by Eric Metaxas

This is one of the last Metaxas books I have to read. I always learn a lot when reading his books and recently read 7 Men and the Secret to Their Greatness that had a short biography of Wilberforce. I’m interested in learning more about this man who was a Christian lawmaker at a time when religion was not popular.


InspirationalUninvited by Lysa Terkeurst

I bought this book and the study guide to read and complete like I did with Present Over Perfect. I’m looking forward to reading something by Terkeurst as I’ve only heard her speak.


ClassicThe Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

My oldest daughter really wants to start reading the Lord of the Rings series, so we’re starting out with The Hobbit. I want to read it with her so we can discuss it. It’s been more than 15 years since I’ve read it, so I’m sure there are parts I have forgotten.

Online book club: Sweet Water by Christina Baker Kline

Read more about this choice at the link above.

Moms book clubMan Called Ove 

We took a vote between A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman won for this month’s book club pick. The host this month highly recommends this book.

Advanced Copies/Book Launch books:

Alto Secrets by Tori Kimble

The Tech-Wise Family by Andy Crouch

Martin Luther in His Own Words by Jack D. Kilcrease

What are you reading right now? 
What are you planning to read this month?





About Sarah Anne Carter

Sarah Anne Carter is a writer and reader. She grew up all over the world as a military brat and is now putting down roots with her family in Ohio. Family life keeps her busy, but any spare moment is spent reading, writing or thinking about plots for novels.